7:30 UPDATE: 5 killed in Virginia by remnants of Michael; 136000 customers without power in Richmond area

7:30 UPDATE: 5 killed in Virginia by remnants of Michael; 136000 customers without power in Richmond area
5 dead in Virginia due to Michael; 5 tornadoes suspected
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Five people were killed Thursday as Tropical Storm Michael roared across Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management five tornadoes are suspected across the state, but the National Weather Service has not yet confirmed any touch downs.

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The National Weather Service in Wakefield said the areas of interest for investigating the tornadoes are Dinwiddie and Amelia counties and include Sutherland, Toano, Gloucester and Mansboro.

Heavy rain dumped as much as 9 inches of rain in the Richmond area. At one point, the Virginia Department of Transportation said 1,000 roads were closed.

Michael death toll reaches 11 as Virginia reports 5 more dead

Dominion Energy also reported that a half million people were without power at the height of the storm.

Video: Triangle residents waking up to Michael damage, aftermath

Michael spawned 5 suspected tornadoes in Virginia, officials say

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